How Much Does Smoking Really Cost?
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The Cost Of Smoking
Higher Auto Insurance Costs
Decrease In Car Value
Higher Life Insurance Costs
Higher Health Insurance Costs
Higher Home Owner's Insurance
Increased Health Costs
Higher Medication Costs
Lower House Value
Lower Possession Value
Increased Cleaning Expenses
Higher Dental Care Costs
Earn Less Money
Reduced Retirement Funds
Lost Investment Income
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Increased Cleaning Expenses

One of the consequences of smoking is that all the items around the smoker get dirty quicker than if the person didn't smoke. The smoke brings an odor to the items as well as stains them.

The consequence of this is that smokers have to clean the items around them more frequently than those who don't smoke. This is not limited to the items inside their house, but also extends to their clothes, the inside of their car and their work.

Not only do smokers have to buy regular cleaning products that they use more often, they often have to purchase special products designed to fight the strong odor and staining of cigarette smoke. These special cleaning items usually come with a premium price tag.

In addition, the actual action of cleaning items more often costs extra money beyond the products used. Clothes that need to be washed more often use both extra water and energy. Having to take them to the dry cleaner more often take money out of the smoker's pocket.

If a smoker has to purchase cleaning supplies plus clean all the items more often, one can assume that it costs a minimum of $25 a month more to keep everything clean. This means that a smoker spends an extra $300 or more a year over a person that doesn't smoke.

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